Moon Of Liberty Soccerround – 7th Jan 2017


Socceround for 7th January 2017

FA Cup 3rd Round – Everton v Leicester

Musa double sees champions through to Round 4Everton 1-2 Leicester City

A double from Ahmed Musa saw Leicester City past Everton at Goodison Park. After a goalless first half Romelu Lukaku put the home side ahead. The Champions were not to be outdone though, Musa’s first from close range brought it level and he was set up by Danny Drinkwater for the winner to take Leicester through and pile more pressure on Ronald Koeman.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup 3rd Round – Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Forest Lose

Will Grigg catches fire as poor Forest are outWigan 2-0 Forest

Two sides in poor form met at the DW Stadium but it was Wigan who ended their seven match winless run. A close range effort from Will Grigg gave Wigan the lead and Yanic Wildscutt added a second. Eric Lichaj had a penalty saved For Forest who are themselves without a win in seven, summing up their miserable run of late and out of the cup to boot.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

FA Cup 3rd Round – West Brom v Derby County


Bent and Ince deliver the comeback for Derby to KO Premier League sideWest Brom 1-2 Derby

Everything was to plan at half time as Matt Phillips put West Brom ahead at home to Derby. The championship side responded with a superb second half showing. Darren Bent equalised and an excellent long range free kick from Tom Ince proved to be the winner, ending the memory of last week’s poor defeat at Norwich with a big cup upset and a place in Round 4.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

 FA Cup 3rd Round – Blackpool v Barnsley

Creditable draw earns League 2 Blackpool a replayBlackpool 0-0 Barnsley

Blackpool earned a replay but may be upset not to have won against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road. Kyle Vassell was the best player on the pitch but was denied three times by Barnsley keeper Adam Davies. The game ended 0-0 and Blackpool will have a reply at the Oakwell Ground to look forward to.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Mansfield Town v Crewe

Second straight win as Stags cruise past CreweMansfield 3-0 Crewe

New signing Yoann Arquin scored on his debut to set Mansfield on their way to an easy win at home to Crewe. Ben Whiteman made it two just after the break and a third from Rhys Bennett made the scoreline look an accurate reflection of the game. Two wins in a row now for the improving Stags, could they just make a play-off run yet?

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Morecambe v Notts County

Magpies thrashed againMorecambe 4-1 Notts County

Notts County’s dreadful run continued at Morecambe where they were 3-0 down in just half an hour. Lee Molyneux, Paul Mullin and a penalty from Michael Rose ensured the game was well won. Even Gary Fleming’s sending could not spark a comeback. Jonathan Forte did get one back but Kevin Ellison added a fourth in injury time.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

League 2 – Stevenage v Newport County

Godden hat-trick keeps Newport rock bottomStevenage 3-1 Newport

Newport County went down to their eighth defeat in a row after a 3-1 loss at Stevenage. Matt Godden grabbed a hat trick for the home side as Newport looked every inch the worst side in the football league. Dan Butler got a consolation, but another step towards relegation was complete and on this form, it is difficult to see any other outcome.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Braintree v Chester City

Alabi double secures Chester comeback winBraintree 1-2 Chester

Chester fought back from 1-0 down at Braintree. Jack Midson had put the hosts from Essex in the lead. However a double from James Alabi in the second half turned it around and handed Chester an impressive three points away from home. The win moves Chester up to ninth in the table.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

National League – Aldershot v Southport

Late consolation not enough for the SandgroundersAldershot 2-1 Southport

A late consolation from Andrai Jones was too little too late for Southport as the damage had already been done. Goals from Shamir Fenelon and Jake Gallacher secured the three points for the Kent side who dominated most of the game. Southport are two points outside the relegation zone and their fight for survival will continue.

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Scottish Championship – ST Mirren v Queen Of The South

Big second half secures Queens victoryST Mirren 0-3 Queen Of The South

Queen Of The South have finally ended a miserable run by beating ST Mirren 3-0. Scott Dobbie’s 17th goal of the season set Queens on their way. Further goals from Celtic loanee Joseph Thompson and an own goal from Gary Mackenzie helped the Doonhammers ease their way to a much needed win for this under performing side.

Full Report (BBC Sport)





FA Cup 3rd Round

Everton (0) 1 (Lukaku)Leicester City (0) 2 (Musa 2) At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Wigan Athletic (1) 2 (Grigg, Wildschutt)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The DW Stadium, Wigan

West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 (Phillips)Derby County (0) 2 (Bent, Ince)At The Hawthrons, West Bromwich

Blackpool (0) 0  – Barnsley (0) 0At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

League 2

Morecambe (3) 4 (Molyneux, Mullin, Rose, Ellison)Notts County  (0) 1 (Forte)At The Globe Arena, Morecambe

Mansfield Town (1) 3 (Arquin, Whiteman, Bennett)Crewe Alexandra (0) 0At Field Mill, Mansfield

Stevenage (2) 3 (Godden 3)Newport County (0) 1 (Butler)At Broadhall Way, Steveage

National League

Braintree Town (1) 1 (Midson)Chester City (0) 2 (Alabi 2)At Cressing Road, Braintree

Aldershot Town (1) 2 (Fenelon, Gallagher)Southport (0) 1 (Jones) At The Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Scottish Championship

ST Mirren (0) 0Queen Of The South (0) 3 (Dobbie, Thompson, Mackenzie {OG})At Greenhill Road, Paisley

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN James Alabi (Chester City)



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